Visual Abstract: A Cold-Tolerant Electrolyte for Lithium-Metal Batteries Emerges in San Diego (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Caption Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017 -- liquefied gas electrolytes -- could pave the way to a high-impact and long-sought advance for rechargeable batteries: replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. The research, published July 1, 2019 by the journal Joule, builds on innovations first reported in Science in 2017 by the same research group at the University of California San Diego and the university spinout South 8 Technologies. Credit UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Usage Restrictions For use in stories related to this research: photo credit: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.